Tonge, John Frederick William

Date of birth:
December 19th, 1912 (Nelsson, New Zealand)
Date of death:
February 19th, 1983 (Whakatane, New Zealand)
Service number:
6475
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Captain JFW Tonge rendered distinguished service in the Middle East, with the signal corps of the 2 divisional NZ force until reported missing from the western desert in Dec 1941. He was later reported a prisoner of war in Germany where he was in captivity until April 1945.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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